Ascent of Somerset-The Summit on 2012-01-23

Climber: Craig Willis

Others in Party:Victoria E.
Date:Monday, January 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Somerset-The Summit
    Elevation:1196 ft / 364 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Eric Willhite's recent trip report, as a guideline:

Directions To Trailhead:
-> From Lakemont Blvd SE, turn west onto SE 58th Street.
-> It is recommended to park alongside the main road, near the corner of SE 58th Street and SE 60th Place.
-> Walk uphill SE 60th Place for approximately a half-block distance. There will be a minor trail junction.

As of January 2012, all roads going to the top of "The Summit" appear to be gated. The trail system mentioned above, which is signed at various junctions and apparently put into the "Open Space" area by the City of Bellevue, appears to currently be the only legal way for non-resident peakbaggers to go to the top area of The Summit. The highest point is in a residential area, northeast of the corner of 156th Ave Se and SE 54th Street. Decent mountain views from near that road intersection.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:316 ft / 96 m
    Total Elevation Loss:316 ft / 96 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:316 ft / 96 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Start Trailhead:Corner of   880 ft / 268 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:316 ft / 96 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    End Trailhead:880 ft / 268 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 15 Minutes

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